Pictures , both material and mental, play a far greater part in the human experience than we are conscious of. No home is so humble but that on entering it one will see the thought of the inmates expressed by the pictures on their walls. There is also one picture which we are daily presenting to the world, however unconsciously, and that is our face. It registers either the degree of the sunshine of Spirit which we are reflecting or the extent to which we are dwelling in the chill atmosphere of fear and doubt.

In reading the articles on moving pictures which appear in current newspapers and magazines, we may note that each scene is rehearsed many times before the picture is actually taken. It is also true of individuals that when sitting before a camera they are careful to present a good appearance, so that the picture produced will be as free as possible from defect in outline and expression.

We know that a camera records everything before it, though a mistake made while acting may, in the interest attaching to the scene, pass unnoticed by an audience. Just so it is with the mental camera; we are always before this camera, and it is taking down our thoughts and producing mental pictures that go out either to bless or to ban mankind. Then how important it is that we practise right thinking, until our thoughts change the staging of these pictures from sin, sickness, sorrow, and discord, into peace, harmony, health, and happiness.

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The "eternal now"
July 14, 1917

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